Aug 15, 2009
After crossing into Utah, we were happy to see the terrain change. It was rolling hills that actually had trees on them. We went through the winter Olympic site right outside of Salt Lake and continued to go to downtown. It was a very cool city. The mountains are literally right behind the city. Close enough to walk to from downtown. The biggest tourist attraction to the city was the Mormon Tabernacle, so of course we had to check it out. The Mormon campus is right next to the state capital building and has many buildings on it. It was kind of late when we got there so we didn't get a tour, but instead just walked around on our own. We started to get very hungry and headed downtown to eat at a local restaurant, The Olive Garden. If you're ever in that area, I recommend checking out that Classic Salt Lake place to eat. All joking aside, I was highly impressed with the city and it's growth. There was a lot of construction going on so once it's done, it should be a nice city. We continued heading south after dinner to be closer to Arches National Park.